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Looking for a 26" tire recommendation.

stosh

Darth Bailer
Jul 20, 2001
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I need to buy 4 new tires for my 2 XC bikes. It's just for me and my daughter to ride some local trails nothing super tech but there are some rocky climbs etc...

I was looking for "affordable" tires in the 26x2.1 range that are a good all around tire. I was looking at some of the Panaracer FIRE XC pro's that are still around because they always served me well. Any thoughts?

Thanks for the help.
 

MikeD

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Oct 26, 2001
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I have been amazed at my Maxxis Aggressors in 2.3; not too wide, not too skinny. Corner like a DHish tire but roll pretty fast. Might be avail in 2.1? Dunno. (edit: Nope, but the 2.3 is really, really great...)
 

stosh

Darth Bailer
Jul 20, 2001
22,235
390
NY
I have been amazed at my Maxxis Aggressors in 2.3; not too wide, not too skinny. Corner like a DHish tire but roll pretty fast. Might be avail in 2.1? Dunno. (edit: Nope, but the 2.3 is really, really great...)
Awesome, thank you. I think I can fit a 2.3 on my bike. I'll double check but thanks for the heads up!
 

MikeD

Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists
Oct 26, 2001
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If you need measurements on my bike (old Mavic wider UST rims...) I can take
 

jonKranked

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I have been amazed at my Maxxis Aggressors in 2.3; not too wide, not too skinny. Corner like a DHish tire but roll pretty fast. Might be avail in 2.1? Dunno. (edit: Nope, but the 2.3 is really, really great...)
i think i might have 1 or 2 maxxis advantage in 2.1 i'd be willing to part with. the 2.4's you'd have to fight me to the death.
 

V_Dub925

Chimp
May 15, 2020
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I have several conti mountain kings and cross kings I will probably never use.
I have been running xKings on my trail bike and they roll incredibly fast but offer little to no protection. If flats aren't an issue, they are awesome on flow trails.